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Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion)

Ginkakuji or Silver Pavilion is located in Kyoto. Back in the day it was a center for the arts during the 15th century when Ashikaga Yoshimasu was Shogun. At first it was supposed to be his retirement villa, but after … Continue reading

23. June 2016 by Eileen
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Moon Viewing Platform (Kogetsudai)

Kogetsudai is a cone shaped sand mound that can be found in the sand garden of Ginkakuji. The name translates to Moon Viewing Platform because it is said that if you were to look at the mound from the top … Continue reading

04. May 2016 by Eileen
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